Winnipeg Area Council; AGM Minutes – Mar 8, 2018

Winnipeg Area Council
Annual General Meeting Minutes
March 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Attendance: Gus Mardli, Tracy Grove, James Cooke, Yvonne Hein, Serina Pottinger, Christine Dmyterko, Lorelei Topnik, Sheilagh Hanson, Earl Borkowski, Frank Janz, Rita Gordon, Brett Rainboth, Nestor Galarnyk

Winnipeg Area Council
Annual General Meeting Minutes
March 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Gus Mardli Tracy Grove James Cooke
Yvonne Hein Serina Pottinger Christine Dmyterko
Lorelei Topnik Sheilagh Hanson Earl Borkowski
Frank Janz Rita Gordon Brett Rainboth
Nestor Galarnyk
Guest: Tracy Thor, Susan Norman

1. Meeting was called to order by Chair Br. Gus Mardli at 5:35pm

2. Round table introductions made by all in attendance

3. PSAC Statement of Harassment read by Br. Frank Janz
o Sr. Tracy Thor – harassment co-ordinator for female
o Br. Frank Janz – harassment co-ordinator for male
o Moved by Sr. Lorelei Topnik, seconded by Sr. Sheilagh Hanson

4. Adoption of the Agenda
o Adopt the agenda by Sr. Topnik, seconded by Sr. Rita Gordon

5. Adoption of May 3, 2017 AGM minutes
o Adopt the minutes by Sr. Yvonne Hein, seconded by Sr. Hanson.

• Asked to switch numbers (6) President’s report and (7) Treasure’s report around. – accepted by all

6. Treasurer report
o $2940.02 balance as of Feb 28, 2018
o No outstanding cheques
o Financial statement has been audited
o Adopted by Sr. Tracy Grove, seconded by Br. Nestor Galarnyk

6a. 2018 Budget
• It was noted that PSAC will be buying “PSAC” suckers to give out at Pride parade, Santa Clause parade, Labour Day picnic.

o Winnipeg Area Council meetings
• Last year spent approx. $71 per meeting
• Asked for $80 per meeting
• $640 approved

o Water Station for Manitoba marathon
• There was no fee last year, but just in case we need to pay anything
• Asking for $100 and t shirts for anyone that doesn’t have yet
• $100 approved

o Public Service Week BBQ
• Will need a lead on this event
• Br. Garlarnyk and Br Janz offered to help cook
• Will need a business case
• Look into renting bbq’s?
• $2000 asked for – loss of wages for 2 members and cost of food
• $2000 approved

o Labour Day picnic
• Freezies – 200 count @ $50 each and other swag
• $500 and t shirts, swag
• $500 approved

o Wreath for Remembrance Day
• $150 approved

o Santa Clause parade
• Decorations, Truck rental, trailer rental, sound system, generator
• Will hope to have some people donate their stuff for use if possible
• $2500 approved

o Storage for decorations
• Do not have a place yet, have looked at a couple
• Estimate around $50 a month
• Will do some looking around to find a place
• $700 approved

o Seasonal Celebration
• Good get together to promote all councils and getting people out
• Possible summer or after Santa parade celebration?
• $200 approved

o Political Science Professor
• Educational for council and members
• $150 approved

o Budget approved – adopted by Br. Galarnyk, seconded by Br. Brett Rainboth

7. Chair report – Br. Mardli turned the chair to Sr. Hanson:
o Motion to adopt report by Br. Mardli, seconded by Br. Janz
o Sr. Hanson turned the chair to Br. Mardli

8. Elections – Winnipeg Area Council
o Br. Mardli turned the floor to Sr. Tracy Thor to run elections
• Chair
­ Br. Galarnyk nominated Br. Gus Mardli, seconded by Sr. Hein
­ there were no other nominations
­ Br. Gus Mardli accepted the position
• Vice Chair
­ Sr. Tracy Grove nominated Sr. Sheilagh Hanson, seconded by Br. Gus Mardli
­ Sr. Hein nominated Sr. Tracy Grove, seconded by Br. Janz
­ Sr. Grove declined the position
­ Sr. Sheilagh Hanson accepted the position
• Secretary
­ Br. Janz nominated Sr. Tracy Grove, seconded by Sr. Serina Pottinger
­ There were no other nominations
­ Sr. Tracy Grove accepted the position
• Treasurer
­ Sr. Hanson nominated Sr. Serina Pottinger, seconded by Sr. Grove
­ Sr. Pottinger nominated Br. Nestor Galarnyk, seconded by Br. Mardli
­ Br. Galarnyk declined the position
­ Sr. Serina Pottinger accepted the position

• Executive Oath – to be done at end of meeting

9. Update – Phoenix protest
o We had some good turn outs for the past protests on paydays
o Started at Jim Carr’s office then moved to local offices having locals sign up for different pay days
o Since January no one has signed up. – it has been cold though
o There have been discussions about having a sit in at MP offices
• Could do around 3pm or 5pm instead of lunch hours
• Sr. Thor to follow up regarding our legal rights
• UND would like to be included if this happens
• We should do one at every MP Office
• Sr. Thor will look more into it and keep us posted

10. Bargaining update
o CFIA – ratified their agreement
o Parks – tentative agreement, which is being recommended to accept
o Stats – still in bargaining
o 4 groups going to bargaining conference coming up – TC, SV, EB, PA

11. Sister Susan Norman – APSAR (Association of Public Service Alliance Retirees)
o This is not just for retirees, anyone can join, locals can join
o APSAR provides its members with crucial services when they retire from the public service, such as health and dental benefits and death benefits.
o PSSC supply the office for them, membership money is what keeps the program going, so please encourage your members to join.
o Handed out applications to give to locals.

• New Executive Oath took place.

12. Next Meeting
o Wednesday May 16 @ 5:30pm

13. Round Table:
o Br. James Cooke – would like to put on a presentation regarding his trip to Colombia with the Social Justice
• Everyone thought it was a great idea
• He will look at a time and let all councils know
o Br. Mardli – Mayday Parade – will send info out about it.
• Bargaining conference is that time

14. Adjournment
o Motion to Adjourn – Sr. Grove, seconded by Br. Janz